WRF Coronavirus Webcast

On March 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm (ET) the Water Research Foundation (WRF) is sponsoring a webcast on the Coronavirus.  Link to information page and registration:  https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1288028&tp_key=5b418a333f 

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“Due to the potential for this disease to spread worldwide, it is important that water sector professionals remain informed regarding ongoing information of this virus and any measures needed to protect both workers and public health in general. The Water Research Foundation is hosting this webcast to provide technical updates and information on Novel Coronavirus. Our world-renowned presenters are experts in infectious disease control, virology, water engineering, outbreak epidemiology, pandemic trends, and risk emergency response. Our speakers will provide participants with technical details, resources, and published public health recommendations as we continue to learn more about this ongoing outbreak.”


Peter Grevatt, PhD, CEO – The Water Research Foundation
Dr. Charles Haas – Drexel University, WRF Academic Council
Jonathan Yoder – Water Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Rasha Maal-Bared – EPCOR Water, Chair of the WEF Waterborne Infectious Disease Outbreak Control (WIDOC) Working Group of the Disinfection and Public Health Committee
Dr. Mark Sobsey – Gillings Schools of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Dr. Lisa Casanova – Georgia State University
Dr. Kyle Bibby – University of Notre Dame
Dr. Dan Deere – Water Quality Specialist at Water Futures, Australia

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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.